Monday, March 25, 2013

BoyMomTalk 3: "Drying the little brother"

You know how earlier I posted a video of a very messy Christopher?
I was giving him a bath and hollered at Cash to see if he’d go get me a towel. Obviously you can tell what he asked me….

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Welcome to my life...

I’m trying out this whole Vlogging thing. This is my first attempt. And your first REAL look into a day of life in the Topinka house. Enjoy!

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sweet 16 Bound: Wichita State Shockers

Wichita was where the party was at last night.
So I thought this was appropriate to make....


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Saturday, March 23, 2013

I'm Taking the A-to-Z Challenge

For the most part, I don’t have a hard time thinking of something to write about. Even if it’s as simple as what I had for dinner that night. My biggest problem is making the TIME to blog/write. And that’s a big fault of mine that I want to change.
I have people ask me all the time what it takes to be a blogger. I don’t think it takes anything at all but that’s easy for me to say. They often say they don’t have anything to write about. I say that’s bull. There is ALWAYS something to write about.
Write what your passionate about. Write what you dream about. Write what you ate for the day or what you wish you could eat that day. Write about a goal or a destination you want to go to. Join Mama Kat’s Writing Prompts. Write about whatever you want to write about. Being a blogger doesn’t take a certain type of person. It just takes some dedication.
I love to write. Whenever I’m stressed or sad or mad or happy … it always makes me feel better to get what I want to say out in writing. I love to interact with people and I’ve met so many awesome writers and readers since I started my website three years ago.
But as I said earlier, there’s one thing lacking … dedication. I need to get back to writing every day. And in order to accomplish this, I’ve signed up for the A-to-Z Blogging Challenge.
Whether you are a Vlogger, a photoblogger, a poet, or a freelance writer … the A-to-Z Challenge is for anyone with a website.
So will you join in the challenge with me? I know you have what it takes. Sometimes we just need a little oomph.
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Saturday, March 16, 2013

BoyMomTalk 1 "Ball in Poop"

I always find myself saying random things to my boys … or doing random things … seeing random things … etc.

It’s just part of the Topinka life evidently. So anytime something like that happens, I’m puttin it on here.

For instance …. (I'm not even kidding) ....

And then I’ll put up a blank one on my sidebar later today so ya’ll can join in on the "fun".

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Sharing your BoyMom "Moments" with me too...

Yesterday I posted something new that I’m going to be starting. We all have those moments with our kids that we find ourselves thinking, "I cannot believe I just said that." Or "I cannot believe he just did that." Etc etc.

I know I’m not the only one that has these moments.

So I came up with a way we can share. Here is a blank template for you to edit in whatever image editing program you want. I like to use PicMonkey. If you need some help with this, let me know.

Just right click on the picture, save it to your computer, upload the image to your editing program/website, insert a new text box, and then type away!

Then upload the picture to your blog, share the humor with your readers, and tweet it on Twitter with the hashtag #BoyMomTalk.
**Don’t forget to share your blog link with me!**

Here is the image....

This is going to be fun!  I can't wait to see what ya'll share with me!
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Mattel Says: Moms Don't "Get" Cars. I Say: That's Bull $hit!

He may not know the difference yet between Chevy and Ford, but he’ll soon figure it out. My 2-year-old, Christopher, is OBSESSED with anything that moves. Cars, buses, airplanes, trains, and tractors. You name it, he loves it. His brother, on the other hand, is a comic book nerd (I mean that in the nicest way) and doesn’t want anything to do with those toys. He’d rather dress up like a super hero and battle with his lightsabers, then have to make car noises.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Crystal Bradfield: LA-based Makeup Artist (and my bff)!

We have all heard the classic line; "I’m ready for my close-up." I’ve said this one time in my life … my wedding day. On my wedding day, there were more pictures taken of me than any other day in my life (obviously). I felt radiant and beautiful and flawless. But I never would have had this confidence if it wasn’t for my cousin Stacy (who did my hair – who is also an artist) but also because of my best friend, Crystal Bradfield – who did my makeup.

Somehow, Crystal had the ability to bring out my best without overshadowing my "natural" beauty. I’m not just saying this because she’s been my best friend for 20 years either.

Monday, March 4, 2013

My Work on Twitter is Done

Call me a wine-OH if you want. I don’t care. I like wine. Let me rephrase that … I like Moscato, A LOT. I didn’t request this from anyone. I didn’t tweet about them. But evidently, Moscato did a search on Google and it brought them to my blog which then allowed them to follow me on Twitter.

The only thing better would be if Ryan Gosling followed me. But having Moscato follow me is the infatuation equivalent to that. So yeah…..

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